Who's doing this again?

Philippines
September 21, 2011 6:48am CST
I am just sad though we know pin pointing won't do us any good either. Just noticed two of my friends (other not on my-list) in mylot have lost points from their star. Though I know now that the admin check literally check your IP addresses, i guess it's just too many people and you never know which is a snake or a two faced like person. I just..want to react that this isn't the kind of impression that mylotters should be getting. Some one here tries to start over after being a victim of tremendous neg rating. even I didn't escape by it. But despite of that, one of the person am talking about told me that there's not a damn thing i can do about it. sadly, He's right. My view is that, they didn't deserve to hit like that..I'd better start praying I guess?
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17 responses
@mysdianait (66011)
• Italy
21 Sep 11
I saw what you saw when I logged on today too and I find it pathetic It is sad to think that among us are some real sad sick people who have nothing to do all day every day but hunt down their target and push a button and then wait for the next day to see the result of their 'work'
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@mysdianait (66011)
• Italy
21 Sep 11
Indeed thank goodness that the majority use the rating system as it should be used
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• Philippines
22 Sep 11
Hello Aunt D. She's so innocent and doesn't mean she's not that good in english doesn't mean she deserve such treatment. Most specially if they come back and start all over again. guess those kind of people haven't left yet. well, we can always work together to prevent them from going down but we don't know how many of those jerks has multiple accounts
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• United States
21 Sep 11
I don't know what you all saw, but I know people are out there negging for the fun of it, or to get revenge on someone they don't like. I wouldn't even dare make a discussion about it because that would create a huge target on the maker of the discussion, in my opinion. I agree there are a few sick people here that like that sort of thing, but I think Mylot is much more filled with people who are kind and fair with each other. We might make an occasional rant or something, but we don't go around negging those we disagree with.
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@stephcjh (38473)
• United States
21 Sep 11
That is why they say there are all kinds of trolls in Mylot. They go around causing problems and rating people negatively for no reason.
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• Philippines
21 Sep 11
Well, still not the worst kind baack in the past. but there are still some loop holes that needs permanent solution to close it down.
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@stephcjh (38473)
• United States
21 Sep 11
Yeah. The buttons are not being used right and it is too easy for a person to go around and press the ( - ) button on alot of people.
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• Philippines
21 Sep 11
unfortunately, the neg button came first before the report button.
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@zandi458 (28102)
• Malaysia
22 Sep 11
I don't know what exactly are their motives in purposely negative rating others. Maybe others miseries are their joy. Unfortunately, we can't control the hands that rate us but for goodness sake, in the spirit of mylotting we should make mylot as a fun site and not distort the fun by going around misusing the privileges given to us.
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@Hatley (163781)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Sep 11
hi zandi you said this much better than I did. I just do not understand the sick workings of a troll's mind. what joy do they get from taking one s star down and now mylo admins' can also track them so they had best just leave before being banned from here. this should be a place to have fun and enjoy eacg other. please leave find somewhere else to do your nastiness.
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@savypat (20216)
• United States
21 Sep 11
I don't really pay a lot of attention to my star or anyone else's, If I were to notice mine going down I would look for a negative rating on my response or discussions, I have gotten a few of those over the years. You cannot work with many people without offending someone once in a while. If this bothers you alot, try to be careful how you answer and to start discussion where the subject is not contrversal. Happy mylotting
• Philippines
22 Sep 11
Hello savypaa, I do my best not to offend any one now because I use to unintentionally but there are people who are negrated simply because they're english wasn't good enough and they are making amends to improve themselves. I am doing my best not to get into religious and political topics thereof.
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• United States
21 Sep 11
Well, I hate to hear this is happening to anyone. I hope that they get their numbers back up higher than they were and soon also. They should let all their friends know, so they can be sure to rate all of their comments positively.
• Philippines
22 Sep 11
Hello Chrystal, I hate to see this happening too, most specially to those who didn't deserve it. I am sure that they're will get it back up some day with our help though. they are very very active and doesn't deserve to be treated as such
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@jaiho2009 (39142)
• Philippines
22 Sep 11
dear LK, No comment on this matter. I know someone who is active and all topics were on top yet the star remains low. I don't know what is happening with mylot. My earning are having deduction everyday and my rating is also going down...my addiction become less for all these things....
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• Philippines
22 Sep 11
Hello jaihosis, Well, at least is not that worse compare to the situation before. but the hard and difference is that they are here in secret, some one made a discussion about mylot being scam but i guess that person has stick around here too to humiliate some other mylotters.
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@Hatley (163781)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Sep 11
hi letran several p eople have mentioned the same thing happening to them and I do wish we could prevail these people who minus for no damned reason but meanness to get off mylot and find someplace else to do your slimey business. we are told be mylot admins not to minus because y ou simply do not agree with someone or worse yet dislike that person. go play some where else we do not need trolls here at all.Mylot is a family place where we should feel safe and happy and enjoy mylotting not a place to play sick g ames. go somewhere else trolls.
@zandi458 (28102)
• Malaysia
23 Sep 11
Trolls are no better than the terrorists in the real world. They terrorize the cyberworld to satisfy their wickedness. They should be bundled up and thrown to the fire of hell as trolls are sick people who have nothing better to do but to mar the good run of this site.
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@Hatley (163781)
• Garden Grove, California
29 Apr 12
hi letran so the trolls h ave not left. I had hoped mayge the rest hadf been caught. yes I agree they are two faced and snake like too.When i was first here in no time I got a blue star at 98 percent b ut one day I came back and someone had taken it down to only fifty percent. Upset I contacted mylot and they set about to watch and they caught two men who were angry at me an elderly lady for posting a discussion that smoking was bad for your health,the two men had stayed up for 24 hours and negative rated everything I had posted, they bragged to mylot that they fixed that old lady,. Mylot admins prompty banned then, but my star was only put back to yellow but enough mylotters plused me it rose to nine now finally I am at 95.51 percent and blue star.I am hoping that the admins now has more sophisticated software to catch the trolls this time.
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@neildc (17239)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
22 Sep 11
we know that this is being mentioned in the guidelines, that we are suggested to rate user's discussions, responses, comments and even photos. but i didn't see there telling we are not going to be paid or we will earn more if we have good reputation or less if we have lower star. isn't the way mylot pays us by the way we participate, how we perform, how we write? with the thinking, i do not totally rely or be bothered by the stars.
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@Hatley (163781)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Sep 11
letran and neil in the guideline s I think it is it does state our reputations are figured into the earnings algorithm so yes it matters how high our stars. so t hese vicious people maybe jealous fools who cannot get a high star and are going to try to hurt all us innocent users here. they can be traced though and when my original blue star was taken down overnight to a five star I complained to mylot and they found them, two men who were angry at me because of a discussion I wrote about smoking being bad for your health they were kicked out and banned from here. so mylot can find them if we have a star going down overnight really bad. it pays to contact mylot. our higher stars make us earn more. I think this has some bearing on some new trolls here.so along with participation and guality work we need to keep our reputations up as much as we can. I d ont know the answer to stopping these morons but maybe the admins does I hope.
• Philippines
22 Sep 11
Hello Neildc, I think Some people out there doesn't give a damn about how we do things. those who have been busted or violating rules likes to fool around people and then makes a sad out of them. for now, there's nothing we can do about it but i think some day the admin boss will figured out a way.......
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@Amanda81587 (3042)
• United States
21 Sep 11
I have seen a lot of people recover from negative star ratings. I am not sure what one person has to do to get such a low star rating. I guess make a lot of people really angry!
• Philippines
22 Sep 11
Hello Amanda, I have seen at least two people recovered from their loss and it's hard to believe even though they have a five figure number post, they were able to recover from it though. I don't know the real purpose of the negative rating except they want to discredit that user from coming back.
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@nadooa247 (1096)
• United States
21 Sep 11
Those that do mass neg rating do so as a childish form of revenge. I don't get it honestly since it isn't much revenge since the person getting neg ratings doesn't get what's going on. It's like.. someone says your skirt is ugly in high school you go spreading rumors to make them unpopular or something.. i dunno lol.. By the way i am curious as to why does it really matter if you get too many neg ratings? does it affect your earnings or anything like that? Am just curious..
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@mysdianait (66011)
• Italy
21 Sep 11
Yes. Your earnings are directly affected by the earnings. Users with a higher value star will earn more for their activity than a user with a lower value star. http://www.mylot.com/o/faq/faq17.aspx
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• Philippines
22 Sep 11
Hello nadooa, I don't even know why they have to act childish, maybe that's the negative side of mylot. they know that some users do their best to participate in order to earn money that they tend to discourage them from participating any further. but i guess we shouldn't let it get to us in order to get a chance for the victims to recover. am helping one right now.
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• Philippines
21 Sep 11
hi LK, Well this is happening to anyone even before and we can't do anything about it trolls are everywhere some members has multiple accounts here you cannot say who deserve it or not, sometimes they abuse the system happy mylotting
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• Philippines
22 Sep 11
Hello Bhabycatch, Yes despite of the improvements by the admin the others still abuse the system and those who are still being active here don't deserve such. for now, maybe i should respond to their discussions and rate them (+).have a nice day
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@nurseclare (2209)
• Philippines
21 Sep 11
oh i felt bad for that person being rate as negative. Maybe a mylotter becomes mean for a reason. I hope this one will just stop for its non sense.Pulling someone down is an awful thing LK.
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• Philippines
22 Sep 11
Hello Nurseclare, I have heard that it was deliberately making her loose her reputation which was truly unfair. Some group have been pulling down on every one my friend..for a very long time. sad, nothing but sad
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@ronadelle (1547)
• Philippines
21 Sep 11
Oh my! I'm sad about this but I'm hoping that this stops already. ;)
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• Philippines
21 Sep 11
Sorry my friend ronadelle, it's been like this for a long time now. have a nice day
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@cream97 (29087)
• United States
23 Sep 11
This is a very cruel thing to do to someone. We all just may never know who is for us, or whom is against us. We just have to take our chances at myLot by being ourselves without feeling like someone is going to intentionally harm us. I have been rated negatively a couple of times and I just don't understand why the mean people always have blue stars, while the good people have negative stars. It just isn't fair at all. Yes, we better start praying, because there is just evilness in myLot.
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@Mayuko (1268)
• United States
23 Jan 12
Have you ever considered the possibility that maybe it's a comment they made on a discussion that offended people, so they rated them negatively. People like to assume that their friends are perfect and would never do anything wrong, but it's possible that they do deserve the lowered points. Loyalty is good, don't let the fact that they are your friends cloud your judgement
@koopharper (7388)
• Canada
29 Apr 12
It is sad that this is still a problem in the Mylot community. I walked away from here for years and that was one of the reasons. I came back here to support and encourage my wife in her efforts to improve her written English. I'm not too worried whether I make a bundle of cash or whether everyone likes me. It does bug me to see my rating take a massive hit for nothing and it has happened and part of me is expecting it to happen again. As far as I know it does figure into how much we get paid so neg rating someone out of spite is a really dirty thing to do. There are legitimate reasons for giving a neg rating but I haven't come across one since I rejoined the site. I don't plus people because they are my friends. I plus anyone who makes a contribution to one of my discussions or a discussion I have participated in. Outside of that I may plus something I randomly read that impressed me whether I make a comment or not. Hopefully your friends rating with rebound and Mylot will eventually find a way to root out the trolls.